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Funds advised by PDM support Revima, a leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul specialist

04 April 2019

Permira Debt Managers (“PDM”), one of Europe’s leading specialist debt investors, today announces that funds it advises will support Ardian, a world leading private investment house, in their acquisition of a majority stake in Revima, a leading international maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) specialist in the aviation sector. The transaction, co-arranged with incumbent lender Tikehau Capital, continues PDM’s focus on supporting niche market leaders with strong, long-term growth in resilient markets.

Founded in 1952 and headquartered in France, Revima group is a leading independent player in the civil and freight aviation MRO market, specialising in auxiliary power units and landing gears. Revima supports aircraft operators, lessors and repair stations worldwide, positioning it as one of the most experienced MROs in the world, with extensive understanding of airline expectations, best in class value and services.

Revima is active in a fast-growing market driven by the continued increase of aircrafts in service worldwide. The group is ideally positioned to continue this development following investment in its French site, the construction of a new industrial site in Thailand, and the pursuit of a bolt-on acquisition strategy.

Roy Awad, Investment Director at PDM, commented:

“Revima is a well-regarded business in the fast-growing and resilient aerospace market.  It has a strong management team with a demonstrated growth track record. The business continues to perform strongly, and we are excited to support the company in its future growth strategy. We are also delighted that Permira Debt Managers is backing new owners Ardian, a top-tier sponsor with strong sector expertise and excellent reputation.”

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